How Banks and Lenders Are Helping Workers Affected by the Government Shutdown

Many federal workers aren't getting paid. Here’s how some banks, credit unions, and other financial institutions are helping them out.
Funto Omojola
Late Capitalism

What a Student Loan 'Bubble' Bursting Might Look Like

Let's game this out a bit.
Allie Conti

Millennials in China Are Using Nudes to Secure Loans

Money lenders offering services like Afterpay are demanding that customers send naked selfies as collateral.
Gavin Butler

The Radical Economics of Lending Your Friends Money

Lending circles have allowed poor people to pool resources in cultures around the world. So why aren't they more used in the US?
Dakota Kim
Real State - Created With The National Association of Realtors

Don't Let Student Loan Debt Keep You From Buying a Home

Flexible repayment plans can lower your monthly bill so you can finally afford a place of your own.
FREE Staff
Rise Up

Occupy Wall Street Artists Are Fighting Corporate Control Over Museums

Activists are challenging the 1 percent's influence in the art world and tackling art student debt.
Aaron Barksdale
mental health

Being in Debt Could Seriously Screw With Your Mental Health

The longer you have until you've paid off your debt, the more anxious you're likely to be.
Caroline Beaton

Wells Fargo Is Being Called Out for Racism, Again

The notorious bank is facing law suits for discriminating against blacks and Latinos in Philadelphia.
Timothy Bella
loan rangers

Brief Encounters: English Soccer’s Greatest Ever Short-Term Loans

Here, we look back at all the brief and fleeting loan moves that went better than anyone could have imagined.
Will Magee

How to Pay Off Your Student Loans When You're Young and Broke

Federal loans account for the vast majority of student debt. After the Great Recession destroyed all our futures, Obama decided to make up for it by creating programs that would encourage college grads to not just default.
Michaela Cross

Death Is Not a Good Enough Excuse to Stop Paying Student Loans, Report Finds

Maria DeOliveira-Longinetti's son was murdered last year, but according to the New Jersey state agency that administered his student loans, she still needs to pay up.
Gina Tron
The VICE Guide to Right Now

China’s ‘Naked Loans’ Force Female Students to Get Nude for More Cash

Shady internet loan sharks are demanding nude photos, which they threaten to publish online if repayments are late.
VICE Staff